What is Capstan Lathe Machine, Application & Technical Specification

A capstan machine is a processing machine used to make the same parts again and again. The cutting bits are mounted on a rotatable turret known as a capstan, which permits the client to rapidly change the introduction of the bits for slicing without needing to take off the first bit and afterward mount the second. A bit of crude material, off and on again known as a clear, is mounted into the capstan machine and is then spun at high velocity. The cutting apparatuses, some of the time known as blades, are then used to slice into the clear to make another shape or outline.

At the point when another shape or plan needs to be cut on the same clear, the instrument turret might be pivoted and an alternate blade can reach the pivoting clear. This makes the capstan machine speedy and simple to utilize, which is vital when the client is making the same part again and again from different spaces. The majority of the instruments are now mounted on the capstan machine, and with a straightforward turn of the turret, the client can make the vital cuts. More established machines do oblige that the client turn the turret physically.

More up to date machines may utilize machine numeric controls (CNC). A workstation might be customized to pivot the clear at a particular rate, conform device profundity and contact, and turn the capstan or turret when important to make the correct cuts. The preferences of a CNC capstan machine over a manual machine incorporate time funds, proficiency, and tight tolerances of cuts. The machine guarantees all spaces are decreased to inside a certain tolerance, making a consistency among the parts that most customers or customers will request. A CNC capstan machine administrator will need to screen the machine once it is modified, and he or she will need to include or expel the spaces from the headstock, yet overall, the machine will perform a significant part of the cutting without any human communication.

Introduction to Lathe Tools, Tool Harness and Tools to Start With

Manual capstan machine machines can additionally list the instruments to a particular position to make parts more than once, however mechanical pieces will need to be put by hand before the operation starts. The client will place bars or pieces deliberately for every progressive instrument that will perform the cutting, and those squares will must be uprooted and afterward supplanted if an alternate part is to be made. This includes a bit of time over a CNC machine, yet spares time over different styles of machines that don’t offer capstans.

Application of Capstan Lathe Machine

Machines are suitable for batch production of small components & secondary operations requiring Turning, Drilling, Grooving, Threading, Boring, Recessing, Forming etc. with semi skilled operator. Best suited for Sanitary works.

Technical Specifications of Capstan Lathe Machine

Models PC-20S PC-25S PC-25G PC-32G PC40G PC-40GN
Spindle hollow (mm) 25 28 32 38 42 42
Maximum collet capacity (mm) 20 25 25 32 40 40
Range of spindle speeds (RPM) 650-1660 650-1660 275-900 165-1500 165-1500 100-1050
Effective strokes of turret slide(mm) 100 110 130 140 140 165
Bore size in turret hex head 25 25 25 25 32 32
Center of holes above turret slide (mm) 45 45 45 45 45 45
Max. dist. Between 300 375 400 425 425 430

Spindle Nose To Turret Face (mm)

Cross slide traverse travel (mm) 95 95 95 95 95 150
Cross slide longitudinal travel (mm) 300 300 300 300 300 300
Length of bed (mm) 980 1050 1275 1225 1225 1375
Width of bed (mm) 178 178 178 178 178 230
Height, of center above bed (mm) 165 165 165 165 165 190
Floor space required (mt.) 2.5×1 2.5×1 3×1 3×1 3×1 3×1
Packing size (approx)(Sq.ft.) 4x3x5 4x3x5 4.5x3x5 5x3x5 5x3x5 5x3x5
Work Holding Devices Used in Lathe Machine


Standard Equipment :
  • Manual Turret
  • Cross Slide with two Tool Posts
  • One Coupling 165mm, Spanner Set
  • Allen key set
  • Oil Cane
Extra Equipment :
  • Collet Chuck
  • Bar Feed attachment
  • Electric motor
  • Vertical Slide
  • Coolant Pump & its fitting
  • Feed for turret slide
  • Panel board & its fittings

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